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Federer turns down Dubai wild card, heads to Monte Carlo instead - Daily Times

DUBAI: Roger Federer will not take up a wild card invitation to next week´s Dubai Championships, the event´s tournament director has confirmed, with the new world number one opting for an awards ceremony in Monte Carlo instead. Tournament director ...

Haase opens up on Rotterdam defeat which made Federer world No 1 - Khaleej Times

The Swiss maestro only needed to reach the semifinals in Rotterdam to dethrone old rival Rafael Nadal from the top spot in ATP rankings. And Haase gave Federer a huge scare in the quarterfinal, winning the first set 6-4. But Federer won the next two ...

Roger Federer to battle Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Rafael Nadal for Laureus Sports Award 2018 title - International Business Times, India Edition

The 36-year-old, who became the oldest ever tennis player to become a World No 1, is competing with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton as well one of his biggest on-court rival Rafael Nadal for the Laureus World Sports Award 2018. "Excited ...

Why tennis fans must prepare for life after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal - Salah Tahlak - Express.co.uk

Roger Federer won the Rotterdam Open last weekend and rejected a wildcard invitation to Dubai while Rafael Nadal will instead compete in Acapulco, which begins on the same day - February 26. And tournament director Salah Tahlak believes that this year ...

Haase comes out a winner in Federer defeat - gulfnews.com

Federer went on to win the final in Rotterdam against Grigor Dimitrov, but it was the very act of just reaching the semis that enabled him to overtake Rafael Nadal in the rankings. It also lessened the need for Federer to play in the UAE this week ...

Roger Federer: Tournament director makes big claim after Dubai snub - Express.co.uk

The first round of the ATP 500 event starts on Monday but with Grigor Dimitrov as the only top-10 entrant as a result of injuries and Rafael Nadal's decision to play in Acapulco. Newly-crowned No 1 Federer has competed in Dubai on 13 occasions, winning ...

Roger@2018 - Millennium Post

... ranking when Nadal is just around the corner – a mere 100 points away? When quizzed about it last year, Federer maintained that he doesn't play for rankings anymore and his sole focus is to play in the Majors he enjoys, and Roland Garros, clearly ...

Dubai Tennis: Grigor Dimitrov headlines 'open' field - Draw preview - Sport360°

If anyone wants proof that men's tennis is on the cusp of a real transition, then look no further than the draw of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The tournament, which began with its qualifying rounds on Saturday and will officially kick off ...

Alexander Zverev reveals WhatsApp group secrets: 'Roger Federer is the funniest' - TSM Plug

Roger Federer is not just a great tennis player… he has a good sense of humour too, according to Alexander Zverev. Zverev, the current world No. 5, has shared some of the WhatsApp group secrets, revealing Federer is the one to send the funniest stuff ...

Gustavo Kuerten: 'I didn't think Roger Federer would come back like this' - Tennis World

Gustavo Kuerten held a press conference on Thursday at the Rio Open to comment on the great success that Roger Federer is having. Even the three-time French Open champion is surprised by the Swiss. 'I admit that I thought he wouldn't have had this ...

Roger Federer will head to Monte Carlo next week - Here is why - Tennis World

Roger Federer will have a busy next week. The Swiss player is enjoying some rest in the Swiss mountains with his wife Mirka and their four children, in Lenzerheide where they own a house. But on Tuesday, February 27, Federer will head to Monte Carlo to ...

Roger Federer speaks out as he prepares to battle Rafael Nadal at prestigious awards event - Express.co.uk

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Marin Cilic out of Acapulco - Tennis World

Croatian tennis player Marin Cilic has withdrawn from next week's ATP Acapulco. The Croatian won't be making his third straight and third-ever appearance in Acapulco this year. The world No. 3 lost in the Acapulco first round in his debut appearance ...

Roger Federer skips upcoming Dubai Tennis Championships; set to attend Laureus Awards in Monte Carlo - Firstpost

... to be heading to Monaco for the @LaureusSport Awards! Good luck to all the Nominees - see you next week #Laureus18," tweeted the 20-time Grand Slam winner. Federer cannot lose the world number one spot next week even if old rival Rafael Nadal ...

Advantage Rafael Nadal as Roger Federer chooses family time over Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships - International Business Times, India Edition

Federer's decision to skip the upcoming ATP 500 tournament will thus boost Rafael Nadal's chances of returning to the top spot in ATP rankings. Notably, the reigning Australian Open champion dethroned his arch-rival when he Robin Haase in the quarter ...

Roger Federer Defying Age and Logic - THISDAY Newspapers

At 36, Roger Federer continues to defy age and logic after his latest Grand Slam win, becoming the oldest player in tennis history to be ranked world number one, more than 14 years after first achieving the feat. This, however, raises the question ...

Roger Federer declines Dubai Championships wild card to attend Laureus awards ceremony - Scroll.in

Roger Federer declines Dubai Championships wild card to attend Laureus awards ceremony. Federer cannot lose the world number one spot next week even if old rival Rafael Nadal triumphs in Acapulco. by AFP. Published 12 hours ago. Roger Federer declines ...

Roger Federer: Surprising revelation made about WhatsApp group with Rafael Nadal - Express.co.uk

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Federer had over 14 drugs tests last year - The News International (blog)

LONDON: Tennis legend Roger Federer had a stellar season last year, winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon to finish second in the ATP rankings behind Rafael Nadal, reports foreign media. The 36-year-old has surprised everyone by rolling back the ...

The court's his stage - The Tribune

Federer's footwork is graceful and easy on the eye; he doesn't grunt, unlike the power-hitters, because he's not using his full power on every stroke — he has subtler methods. This shows even in photographs — Federer's expression while hitting the ...

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ">[rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Rafael Nadal
Rafa Nadal (Spain).jpg
Nadal at 2016
Full name Rafael Nadal Parera
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Residence Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Born (1986-06-03) 3 June 1986 (age 30)
Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand), born right-handed
Coach(es) Toni Nadal (1990–)
Carlos Moyá (2017)
Prize money

US$ 78,688,782

Official website rafaelnadal.com
Singles
Career record 806–173
Career titles 69
Highest ranking No. 1 (18 August 2008)
Current ranking No. 9 (21 November 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (2009)
French Open W (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Wimbledon W (2008, 2010)
US Open W (2010, 2013)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (2010, 2013)
Olympic Games W (2008)
Doubles
Career record 130–71
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 26 (8 August 2005)
Current ranking No. 115 (10 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2004, 2005)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open SF (2004)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Last updated on: 7 November 2016.

Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera ([rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history, and owing to his dominance and success on the surface, he has been titled "The King of Clay". His evolution into an all-court threat has established him as one of the greatest players in tennis history, with some considering Nadal to be the greatest player of all time.

Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 28 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 17 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer). He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011. In 2010, he became the seventh player in history and youngest of four in the Open Era to achieve the Career Grand Slam at age 24. He is the second male player, after Andre Agassi, to complete the singles Career Golden Slam. In 2011, Nadal was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. The left-hander is the sixth player in the Open Era to reach more than 100 finals on the ATP World Tour.

Nadal and Mats Wilander are the only two male players in history who have won at least two Grand Slam titles on three different surfaces—hard court, grass, and clay. By winning the 2014 French Open, Nadal became the third player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times (Martina Navratilova 9, Margaret Court 11) and the first to win at least one Grand Slam tournament for ten consecutive years, breaking the record of eight consecutive years previously shared by Björn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer. Nadal holds the record after winning his eighth straight Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012 and is the only player in the open era to achieve such a feat. Nadal is the only male player in tennis history to win one Grand Slam and Masters 1000 title for ten consecutive years from 2005–2014. He equalled Guillermo Vilas's all-time record of 49 clay court titles by winning the Barcelona Open in 2016.